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79 reviews | 4.6 out of 5
This a is great bike. It is light weight, which was important for my wife. Very sharp looking, not so important but a nice feature. The lever gear shifters are a joy after fighting with the old twist grip types. I will probably end up buying the men's version for myself. The front fork and seat suspensions make for a very smooth ride and reduce fatigue when riding over rough roads.
A great bike for the price! I had read from other reviews that the bike was not for short women, but decided to buy it anyway. I am 5'3" and can toe touch just fine. If you are shorter than me, do what I had originally done when I had the bike assembled and take off the rear reflector from the seat post and it will give you and additional half inch or so to lower the seat. I later had it put back on and i can touch my toes down, all I need anyway. I had my bike professionally assembled by the local bike shop and the did a great job of making sure my bike was put together and everything was tuned just right. The bike is great to ride, and the rapid fire shifters are much better than the twist grip kind. The bike is light enough to pick up easily and put in my minivan, and so far has been great to ride. My only complaint is that the water bottle cage mounts are mounted in a place that only allows you to put a small bottle there, an different place like the seat post area would have allowed me to hold a larger bottle. The bike handles well on the paved trail I ride on, and on the street as well.
Looking for a hybrid, I shopped bike shops and rode top brand bikes. They cost at least twice what this one did, and might possibly be 10% better. I found assembly a snap, but I have always worked on my own bikes. Just remember to orient the fork correctly. The ride is soft, which I wanted, and the gear shift is smooth and the shifting is accurate. I did not expect the latter in a self-assembly bike. The gearing from bottom to top seems appropriate for the bike. The spoke pattern is weird, but seems to work just fine.
This is my first adult bike. I am a 29 year old woman who is 5'10" and the reason I purchased this bike was because all of the reviews were really good. The only "bad" reviews were that it wasn't for the shorter women out there. That isn't a problem for me. Here are some of the things I've noticed so far.
1. I rated "Ease of Set Up" poor because there is no way (In my opinion) that a newbie bike owner should be putting this together. I paid $50 for a bike shop to put it together to insure it was set up properly so I don't injure myself.
2. The ride is REALLY SMOOTH & the gears change very well
3. Downside: the framework of the frame isn't conducive to adding a water bottle holder. It doesn't really fit. I got a handle bar water bottle holder, no big deal.
4. Downside: the kickstand is WAY too short. The bike would fall over if you tried to use it. Not a deal breaker for me, I had the bike shop remove it, and I'll lean it up against the wall in my garage or hang it up on my peg board. May be a deal breaker for you. A new kickstand would be about $8.
5. I thought the seat would be more uncomfortable than it is. I'm impressed with the comfort factory seat.
6. Side note FYI- I forgot that getting a helmet would be something I'd have to purchase. Helmets are $40, $80, $120 depending on what you are looking for in a helmet. This was another additional cost I personally wasn't prepared for. I just wanted to buy a bike and ride it.
7. The staff at the bike shop who put my bike together seemed to be pretty impressed with the bike, and the amount I paid for it. They mentioned that it is a little heavier, but I wasn't buying the bike to race with, so speed/weight wasn't an important factor for me. I definitely recommend this bike, but make sure you are fully aware of everything that is involved (so you can budget accordingly!) Enjoy!
I ordered this bike and it was shipped to me with no problem. When it came out of the box, I was really impressed with the color and frame (a nice white with purple accents). I was missing a tool to assemble the handle bars, but nothing a little hardware store visit couldn't fix. I read online reviews for this bike beforehand regarding the height of the bike, and noticed some people mentioned that this bike can be a bit high for shorter individuals. I'm 5'2 and the bike seat at its lowest position was about two inches too high for me (couldn't touch the ground even on tip toes). I thought about replacing the seat post, but the seat is actually a really nice seat (a bit wasteful to spend additional $ to buy a new seat with a shorter post, in my opinion). I ended up returning the bike, but if you don't mind jumping off and on the bike or replacing the post, then it's definitely a nice bike. It was definitely light weight (I had no problem lifting the bike out of my car myself).
Went to a high end bike store, found high prices and nice bikes. This bike has the style, and components to make it a great bike that will last a long time and it fits me great:) i love it!
Great looks, nice features, lighter than expected and at a great price! I just needed to replace the seatpost, since the lowest position was slightly high for my wife.
My husband just bought me this bike. It was only $149 at our local store! Rides and shifts very smooth. Very light weight. No water bottle cage is included. Kick stand is a nice feature. You sit a little more upright on this bike, which I like because my old mountain bike hurt my hands from leaning on them too much. Can't wait for summer!
This is a great bike for riding around town. It is perfect for bike paths, paved trails and street riding. (I have also ridden it for short stretches of gravel road -- but it isn't a dirt bike.) It is very comfortable and the shocks work well to absorb the bumps. Shifting is easy -- just a flick of the finger or thumb. I also really like how smooth the ride is on this bike generally. Stopping, starting, shifting gears just very smooth. It is also lightweight which was important to me. As a great bonus, I had this shipped site to store and the associate told me that they would set it up for free.
I liked it as other reviews said but only thing is little bit big for me. i am 5'5 and using its seat at the lowest.
The bike came right on time as promised, was relatively easy to put together. I really like the look of it, the seat could be a bit more comfortable, but I think I will get used to it in time. Warning to anyone thinking of putting it together yourselves, don't mess around with the gear shifters unless the bike is being pedaled. I jammed the chain by doing just that and had to fool around adjusting it afterwards. So far I am very happy with my bike and look forward to many hours of fun and exercise.
As many have said, the frame is too tall for short girls. I'm 5'3'' and couldn't touch toe even after I put the seat all the way down. The step-through design helps so I just get off the bike at every red light.
It's not so light weighted or fast as a road bike but I like the upright sitting position and I can ride off the bike trail sometimes. So generally it fits my purpose.
This is a great bike for the price and for someone who isn't an avid biker. The seat is comfortable and gears easy to change. Others commented on the height of the bike being too tall, but your legs should be fully extended on the down pedal.
I knew very little about bikes but this bike rides smoothly, is a good height for me (5'4"), was easy to put together. The seat is comfortable and the brakes stop when I want them to. It was more expensive than I wanted to pay but for the extra bucks I got a lighter weight bike with a spring adjusted seat. I am pleased.
It's a little tall for me. In only 5'1" and the lowest seat setting is just barely low enough.
I had the hardest time finding a reasonably-priced recreational bike for my very long-legged 5'9" daughter (14yrs old). I went w/ this based on others' reviews that it was too big for them. This works for my daughter. She did get a flat w/i a week of purchasing which tells me that the tire/tubes probably aren't the best quality, but we replaced the tube and it's working fine again. This is definitely a good bike if you need one bigger than 26"- this is 28".
Although I believe this bike would fit a shorter person (with seat adjustment, etc.) I am very happy that I feel so comfortable on this Schwinn! I'm 5' 8" and I've always felt that bikes just weren't quite the right fit, and seats wouldn't extend high enough for me. On this Schwinn 7th Avenue Hybrid I get good leg extension while pedaling and the seat height adjustment has an excellent range. There's plenty of room to adjust for even taller women. Feels very secure and the seat is also more comfortable than my old bikes. I have a mountain bike that I may try to see if this seat works on it too! My husband said this Schwinn was easy to assemble, but all four brake pads plus the tension needed adjustments. But if you've done bikes before he said, it's not a problem. I'm super happy going for much longer rides now. Thanks Schwinn!
I ordered this bike on a Monday night at about 10pm. It was sitting on my porch by 8am on Wednesday. The bike itself is a pretty easy to put together. Adjusting the brakes was a little tedious to get it exactly right. It's nothing anyone can't handle themselves if they have the know how to get to that point in the assembly though. The bike isn't the lightest thing on the market, but it definitely lighter than a lot of it's counterparts which aren't that much cheaper on this site. I looked locally at several bike shops. I bought this bike because I couldn't justify spending $450 and more for a similar bike with them. Seriously, everything I found with about the same features was that much more. I am 5'3" and find that this bike a little to tall for me. I can use it, but I have to stand on my toes to do so. I lowered the seat as far down as it will go. My other option would be buying another post that is shorter, but I would then lose the compression portion which is a nice feature. That's my only complaint, but I found that issue with other bikes I test rode too. Overall I am happy with this bike and glad I bought it. It's perfect for someone like me who wants to exercise, use it to make short trips locally and sometimes go on the bike paths by the river.
I am 5'3". I read the other reviews by women the same height. They felt it was too big for them. I find the bike very comfortable. Though I can't sit and touch the ground. Riding is a good fit. Since that is what I purchased the bike for. Sitting and not touching the ground is not an issue.
I began looking for bikes at expensive bike stores because I wanted one that was a good quality. I couldn't find anything under $500 for what I was looking for. I happened to go to Walmart to see what they had and realized that they did sell hybrid bikes. The employee was very knowledgeable and suggested I look online for more styles. I found this one and it is perfect! It is a very comfortable, smooth ride, and it was half the price of the ones I originally looked at! I love it!